News Summary: Nintendo's Wii U to launch Nov. 18

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Nintendo's Bill Trinen demonstrates the Wii U GamePad, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in New York. The gaming console will start at $300 and go on sale in the U.S. on Nov. 18, in time for the holidays, the company said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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LAUNCH DATE: Nintendo will launch its first high-definition gaming console, the Wii U, on Nov. 18 in the U.S. The Wii U will go on sale later that month in Europe and on Dec. 8 in Japan.

PRICE: The Wii U will start at $300 for a basic model. For $50 more, gamers can buy a deluxe version that is black instead of white. The deluxe model also will include a charging stand for the controller, 32 gigabytes of memory instead of 8 and "Nintendo Land," a smorgasbord of 12 popular Nintendo games.

MORE THAN GAMES: Nintendo also unveiled new entertainment features for the console. Called "Nintendo TVii," the service collects all the ways users have to watch movies, TV shows and sports. The touch-screen GamePad works as a fancy remote controller.

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